The Philadelphia Eagles added some more speed and experience to their wide receiver corps on Thursday by signing Mike Wallace. Here’s a look at some of the reactions I wanted to highlight here.
Starting with Eagles players and Wallace himself.
You’re not officially an Eagle until Carson Wentz welcomes you to the team.
And now for some interesting notes about the Wallace signing.
“I’ve made a lot of money. You’re not going to play for pennies, but at the same time, that’s not the most important thing to me. I want to win. That’s going to be my key - just put myself in the best situation I can to win a Super Bowl.”— Joe Giglio (@JoeGiglioSports) March 22, 2018
-Mike Wallace at the end of last season
Wallace was easily one of the most popular and well-liked Ravens in the locker room, both by teammates and media members. https://t.co/vOnVuR0voc— Jeff Zrebiec (@jeffzrebiecsun) March 23, 2018
#Ravens sign 30 year old Mike Crabtree to essentially 1 year, $8M deal.#Eagles sign 31 year old Mike Wallace to essentially 1 year, $2.5M deal.— Geoff Mosher (@GeoffMosherNFL) March 23, 2018
Wallace had more rec yards & much higher yards per catch in 2017.
Conclusion: Wallace wants a ring, took much less to be an Eagle.
In terms of #NextGenStats game speed, new #Eagles receiver Mike Wallace (in red) still has a ton of juice left compared to league-average (orange) and Torrey Smith (blue) — via https://t.co/mN8jetdv6P: pic.twitter.com/1JrPJbTVyL— Graham Barfield (@GrahamBarfield) March 22, 2018
Mike Wallace had 11 catches of 20+ yards last season. That's more than any player on the Eagles had.— Sheil Kapadia (@SheilKapadia) March 23, 2018
The Eagles basically traded Torrey Smith for Daryl Worley, Mike Wallace and almost $2 million in cap space. And I’d rather have Wallace straight up.— Gregg Rosenthal (@greggrosenthal) March 22, 2018
When you replace Torrey Smith with Mike Wallace, who has been far more productive over the last two years, for half the cost. pic.twitter.com/GrGFSO0ZCU— Josh Norris (@JoshNorris) March 22, 2018
while adding a young CB with two years remaining on his rookie deal.— Josh Norris (@JoshNorris) March 22, 2018
2018 cap hits— Ben Livingston (@bliv94) March 22, 2018
Mike Wallace - $2.5M
Torrey Smith - $5M
DeSean Jackson - $11M
Mike Wallace has outpaced both of those guys in every major statistical category in each of the last two seasons